Meet Dr. Chelian

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Dr. Giri Chelian strongly believes, “You treat your patients as if they were your own family.” He prides himself on providing exceptional clinical outcomes in a friendly and comfortable environment. He is committed to educating and communicating treatment goals to his patients and loved ones. Dr. Chelian is honored to provide orthodontic treatment for all of Dr. Weitz’s patients and the community.

His journey to be an orthodontist in New Jersey was an adventure crossing oceans and mountains multiple times. He was born in South India as the youngest of 3 brothers, who are also orthodontists. Starting with humble beginnings after immigrating to San Diego, CA with his family he learned early the importance of education and hard work. After graduating with honors from the University of California, Irvine. He moved to the east coast to pursue dental school at Howard University, in Washington, DC where he met his wife, Tirza Valenzuela, who is originally from Chile but grew up in North Jersey. He and his wife moved to Las Vegas, NV where he completed his orthodontic specialty residency at Roseman University and practiced orthodontics in Nevada and Arizona. After living in the desert, far from family for nearly 7 years he decided to move closer to family in North New Jersey and Boston.

Outside of the office he enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and trying new restaurants. He learned to cook at an early age and still finds it a relaxing hobby which he does often for friends and family. His goal for 2018 is to eat healthier and to learn Spanish. He lives in the North New Jersey with his wife Tirza and their 3-year-old daughter, Dalia and his 1-month-old daughter, Dasha.